[Updated] Despite a valiant effort this morning [Aug 5] in less than ideal rainy conditions, Bermuda’s Jillian Terceira will not progress to the next round of the Olympics - missing the qualification by only one spot.
Ms Terceira, riding Bernadien Van Westuur, completed today’s round with two knock-downs which incurred 4 penalties each for a total of 8 penalties. The 1 time fault carried over from yesterday giving her a total of 9. She came very close to advancing, and should someone’s horse be injured she will be called upon to compete in the next round as she is the first reserve.
Yesterday she had a strong first round which qualified her for today, with the BBC commentator calling her “one of the stars of that first round.” Ms Terceira finished tied for 47th in a field of over 70 world class show jumpers.
Ms Terceira joins her fellow Olympians Roy Allan Burch, Flora Duffy and Tyrone Smith in improving upon her 2008 Olympic appearance, as she placed over 20 spots higher this year than she did in 2008.You can view all our Olympic coverage here.
Update: Speaking after the event Ms Terceira said: “I am pleased with how I rode and how my horse was jumping. Tomorrow is the 3rd round of competition, and 45 riders progress. Unfortunately I was 47th and will just miss tomorrows event.”
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